Sunday, June 19, 2016

It's a Milestone Celebration PP300

What a fabulous day today--so many great things happening!  First and foremost, here's wishing all the dads, grandads, opas, uncles, cousins, nephews and brothers a happy, Happy Father's Day.  What a special place our daddies hold in our lives--forever.  Second, today is the opening day of the AAU Girls' Junior National Volleyball Championships and we get to watch our daughter and her team defend their 19th place (out of 94 teams) ranking in the state! And as if all THAT wasn't enough fabulousness.....over at my other Paper Players family...we are celebrating our 300th CHALLENGE today
It's difficult to describe what The Paper Players challenge and my friends on the Design Team--curent and previous--mean to me.  Since my first appearance as a Guest Designer for PP12 on August 22, 2010, this challenge is a place where I have grown as a designer and found a small stage to feature my craft.  But more than that, I found a close group of friends that nuture, care for and laugh with each other.   I will be forever grateful to the immensely talented Lesley Croghan for creating this challenge and bringing us together. Here's to the next 300 challenges, gals! 

But, you came here for a card didn't you?!  How about I show you one that celebrates our accomplishments and answers this week's challenge for a Clean-and-Simple Celebration card!
Woohoo, this was fun to make!  The Balloon Celebration stamp set returns to the new 2016-2017 SU Annual Catalog and I am so glad.  I paired it with some fabulous colors from the Playful Palette DSP stack including: Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum and Blushing Bride.  They're pretty together aren't they?!
Here's a close-up so you can see the heat embossed sentiment from the returning set, Bravo, and just a hint of Wink of Stella I brushed onto the balloon bottoms.  I never would have paired these colors together without the aid of the DSP but they look great together.  
So I might have mentioned how great today is, right?  Well, if you participate in our 300th challenge at The Paper Players it might just get even better for you!

To celebrate our 300th challenge, we are giving away Blog Candy, and lots of it! The team has assembled not one, not two, but ten grab bags full of stamping goodness! To be eligible to win one, all you need to do is play along with our challenge this week. You can play as many times as you like, but each needs to be a new project (no back linking, please) and see The Paper Players blog for our other challenge rules. Winners will be selected from all PP300 challenge participants using and will be posted at The Paper Players on Saturday, June 25.  We hope you will help us celebrate and join in for a chance to wine--just link up before the challenge closes on Friday, June 24th at Noon (PST).  Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration--we are so happy to have a visit from our former DT friend, Ann!
The Paper Players Design Team



Linda Callahan said...

Balloons are always needed for a celebration and yours are fab! Love the lineup with the bold embossed sentiment!n perfect! Thanks for including me this year - you gals rock! Have fun at the tournament!

Nancy said...

A great celebration indeed, love the little logo at the top of PP, your text and especially the happy card, I too love the colors, bold statement and touch of wink. Fabulous card and looks fairly easy to recreate.

Anita in France said...

So fun and celebratory, Nance ... what a fabulous colour combo ... brilliant with the bold black embossing! Congratulations on 300 PPs! Anita :)

laurie said...

Your card makes me want to celebrate! I love all the balloon colors,and that embossed sentiment.Sounds like a fun day for you!

Jaydee said...

Nance, I love your wonderful array of airborne balloons. The embossed sentiment across them is perfect. Love the colors you choose, too. Nothing says party like a festival of balloons. CAS gorgeousness. So glad to be a part of this PP family with you. I can hardly believe it has been 6 years!

colleen begley said...

Really cute balloon card Nance. Great color combo you've used!

LeAnne said...

Love this big bold balloony celebration card! Perfect one-layer way to honor our 300th challenge!

stampwithsandy said...

What a happy celebration card, Nance! I love the colors and of course the fabulous balloons. Happy 300th, so glad to be part of this team!

Joanne James said...

Love that riot of big, bold and happy balloons Nance - perfect to celebrate a 300th birthday! Hope you were celebrating success at volleyball too. Thank you for being such a wonderful friend, leader and fellow Paper Player - here's to the next 300!

Ann Schach said...

A wonderful bevy of balloons, Nance! I love the layout...and the gorgeous colors. The wee bit of sparkle and the embossed sentiment are the perfect touches! Thank you for inviting me back to be part of the 300th challenge!